Ok, so I don't know if i'm in the right place. But here is the thing. Before i used to take EC everytime after unprotected sex, this month however we talked that we weren't being safe in using that method. So we started using condoms again. However, for some reason the condoms either broke or we weren't using them properly so i had to take EC AGAIN . Unfortunately and i'm very embarresed to say this but i've taken them like 6 to 7 times counting from feb. 19 up to date. so thats like 7 times in one month. I'm not feeling good about this. I mean, sometimes i feel really tired and like i get crampings. I'm supposed to get my period today, I'm concious it can delay for 5 more days. Perhaps more since i've taken so many ECs and my hormones are very weird right now?? Any advice on what could be going on inside of me right now?? I'm worried. Since i've taken EC every single time within 72 hrs. and bf didn't ejaculate inside of me and used condom although most of the time unproperly [but we backed up with EC] Any advice? I know i'm doing wrong using EC, so we started using condoms but we didn't use them properly so i had to go back to ECs.
-------------------- peace Posts: 68 | From: China | Registered: Feb 2007
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Well, I'm thinking your period will probably be pretty hard to predict this time around, so don't freak out if it's not here within 5 days. If you're really worried or uneasy about the effect all the EC is having on your body, it'd be best to visit a doctor to get those concerns addressed. (And really? it's best to ditch the idea that EC is backup... it's really meant for emergencies!)
Condoms usually break when they're used incorrectly. The most common culprit is not using enough (or any) lube. Why not check out our article on how to use a condom and make sure you guys are following all the recommended steps?
[Edit: after looking around and researching, it looks like the general consensus is that using EC very frequently has no long-term side effects, but definately can result in increased menstrual irregularity, nausea, and vomiting. The reason why it's not appropriate to use regularly is because it's hard on your body short-term, and because failure rates are higher than other birth control methods.]
Alos? You have got to stop taking EC like this: it's no wonder your body is all out of whack, gal, and you're feeling so crappy.
So, howsabout you and the boyfriend just take a break from sex period right now for a couple weeks. Seriously. In the meantime, he can practice by himself with putting on condoms and lube so that when you do go back to sex, he'll have a better handle on getting it right, okay? At the very least, take a break from intercourse, because this is just lunacy.
Over those next couple of weeks, too, baby yourself, alright? Get some rest. Eat well.
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Sometimes men can make up 1,000 excuses as to why they don't need to use a condom or why it didn't "stay on" during sex, and I just want to raise the remote possibility that he may not be taking condom usage as seriously as he should be.
The best thing to do in that situation would be to have open communication and talk with your boyfriend about the condoms you are using and what he needs to do to fix the 'problem' you're having with them.
One thing to add here: how about YOU practice how to put on a condom? Grab a banana or a cucumber or something, and go to a pharmacy and pick up some condoms, and just practice rolling them on until you're comfortable doing it. You can check out that link Leabug gave you for steps on how to put one on. That way, if you think he can't put one on properly, or if he says he doesn't know how so you can't use a condom, you can say, "Oh, don't worry! I know how to put them on, so we can still use one."
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All right!! Thank you sooooooooo much you guys, you are life savers! Just to say, thanks God i got my period on the day i was supposed to get it. So i got it on the 19th, the exact day. I'm feeling way better, i'm having heavy bleeding but i think it is normal for all the crap i took it, i mean, like all the ECs i took in. I'm worry about my body so i will follow your advice, don't want to take ECs that often, just in real emergencies. Thank you so much again!! Also, i'm starting the pill this sunday, i will take Diane-35 , 21 pills with 7 free day pill. I will back it up with condoms. I shall be fine i hope =)
Guys sorry one more thing before i forget! :S If on the 17th i had intercourse and the condom broke (as i mentioned above) shall i think in getting EC even though I got my period 2 days lateR?? I wont take it unless i really really have to. I still got time if i really need to. Also note that there was no ejaculation and he pulled out as soon as he heard the condom 'pomping' just like a ballon. He pulled out and we didnt continue. Shall i take it AGAIN? i'm currently on my period
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